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Sikandar Chowk Park

Neelum Saran Gour (Author)
Synopsis After a bomb blast rips through Sikandar Chowk Park, Allahabad, killing fifty-seven people, a journalist pieces together the lives of eleven of the dead from the heap of mutilated bodies. Among them a self-effacing music teacher who won’t go abroad on a fellowship because of his family of stray dogs; an Anglo-Indian widow coping with the knowledge of her husband’s infidelity thirty-five years ago; a precocious ‘problem’ child; a firebrand feminist confronting the sexual misdemeanours of her friend’s husband; and a young dalit woman who defies her marriage and her society and enters into a relationship with an unemployed Brahmin boy—all ordinary people leading ordinary lives in a quintessential mofussil Indian township. Neelum Saran Gour’s vibrant prose conjures up a multitude of characters involved in a maze of relationships, and the dynamics of events which propel them to Sikandar Chowk Park on the fateful day. In the process, she crafts a tale at once poignant and witty which ingeniously addresses contemporary issues of communal and caste prejudices, bigotry and faith, forgiveness and redemption.
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About the author

Neelum Saran Gour

Neelum Saran Gour is the author of two collections of short stories, Grey Pigeon and Other Stories (1993) and Winter Companions and Other Stories (1997), and three novels, Speaking of ’62 (1995), Virtual Realities (2002), and Messres Dickens, Doyle and Wodehouse Private Limited (2005). She has been a humour columnist for the Hindustan Times. Her short stories have been published in a number of Indian and international journals. She has been the Charles Wallace writer-in-residence at the University of Kent, UK, and is currently professor of English at Allahabad University.

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Title Sikandar Chowk Park
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 0144000210
length 296p.